Please note that full details are not always available at the outset of a situation. Information and updates are posted as received. All general disruption posts are sorted by timeframe. Urgent notices such as power outages or snowfall information are posted at the top.

If your building is currently not accessible, please visit the Human Resources (HR) website to learn more about what to do during disruptions to the workplace.

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COVID updates

UM COVID-19 Updates

  • Posted: April 21, 2020
  • Timeframe: April 21, 2020
  • Location: Entire Campus
  • Description: Operations and Maintenance updates regarding COVID-19

Fort Garry/Bannatyne Campus

  • Posted: June 11, 2020
  • Timeframe: June 10, 2020
  • Location: Entire Campus
  • Description:

    Fort Garry Campus Domestic Water Systems

    Limit water consumption for less used Fort Garry campus buildings

    The University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus buildings have been primarily closed for the past few weeks and months. With a prolonged closure, some under utilized water systems could result in discoloured, foul smelling, stagnant water due to a lack of water flow and the water sitting in the galvanized pipes.

    It is highly recommended that any buildings that have not been used routinely over the past few months make limited use of the water for consumption. As a precautionary measure, many of the water dispensers in low use buildings were disabled or signed “Out of Service” to avoid inadvertent use.

    Bannatyne Campus has remained flushed and in use for the majority of the shutdown, so is considered to be an acceptable quality and operational.

    If building occupants experience discoloured or foul smelling water, they are recommended to take the following actions:

  • Avoid using the water at this time.
  • Bring water from home or purchase bottled water for consumption.
  • Do not use discolored water for any purposes that require clean water (e.g., preparing food and beverages, laundry).
  • Follow the City of Winnipeg guidelines for discoloured water https://winnipeg.ca/waterandwaste/water/discolouredfaq.stm.
  • Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Customer Service Desk at 204-474-6281 or http://umanitoba.ca/campus/physical_plant/adminss/maintreq.html

    During COVID-19 there is restricted access to U of M facilities. Please contact John Dodd at EHS to discuss any sensitive equipment that needs to be checked on and how we can do that in a safe manner with the fewest people coming onto campus. John Dodd B.A., CRM, CBCP, CRSP, Director, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), Cell: 204-290-4631, Office: 204-474-9083, Email: john.dodd@umanitoba.ca

Building and construction notices

Isbister

  • Posted: August 3, 2021

  • Building(s):  Isbister

  • Location(s):  Entire Building

  • Timeframe (est): August 4th, 2021, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  • Category:  Electrical Shutdown  

  • Overview: Due to repairs needed from the power outage on July 28th, the Isbister building will be closed on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM for repairs to the electrical system for the building. The building will be closed during this time as there will be no electrical power.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to James Lund, 204-396-3280

Power Outage

  • Posted: July 28, 2021

  • Updated: July 29, 2021

  • Location(s): Entire Buildings 

  • Timeframe (est):   Immediately, until further notice

  • Category: Power outage

  • Overview: All, power has been restored to all buildings.
     
    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Physical Plant, Customer Service Desk, 204-474-6281.

Road Closure: Gillson Street

  • Posted: June 7, 2021

  • Categories: Construction

  • Location: Gillson Street and Parking Lot ‘N’

  • Effective immediately, Gillson St. will be reduced to essential traffic and emergency access only and Parking Lot ‘N’ will be closed. See attached map. Traffic will be reduced to one lane only and security will be on site to direct traffic.
     
    Questions or concerns related to this disruption can be directed to Vanessa Jukes Strutt, Project Manager, (204) 996-5489

Road Closure: University Crescent/Freedman Crescent

  • Posted: May 14, 2021

  • Updated: June 25, 2021

  • Categories: Construction

    Location: (UPDATE) University Crescent/Freedman Crescent 

    (UPDATE) University Cres. and Freedman Cres. from Dafoe Rd. to King’s Dr. will be closed starting June 28 see map 4. Access to Freedman Cres. will be via Dafoe Rd. and MacLean Cres. The Freedman Cres. and King’s Dr. intersection is now open. Parking Lot ‘M’ can be accessed via King’s Dr. At least one pedestrian path will be maintained throughout construction. Access to Freshwater Institute and Manitoba Agriculture will be from the south end of University Cres. via Grierson Ave. see map 5

    Bus traffic will be rerouted throughout construction. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained throughout construction. 

    Flag people will be on site to help direct traffic as needed. Please plan accordingly. Barricades and safety signage will be clearly posted to safely direct vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians as required. Caution should be taken at all times during construction. Your patience and cooperation to ensure everyone’s safety is appreciated.

    The University Cres. and Freedman Cres. road construction will be completed in three phases. Road Construction across campus can be anticipated from Mid-May to November. Please see map 2 for areas impacted and anticipated timelines. Service Disruptions will be updated accordingly as construction progresses.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Vanessa Jukes Strutt (204) 996-5489.

Plant Science Building

  • Posted: May 6, 2021

  • Location(s): South bound lane of Service 3 St. S and the north half of the laneway between Plant Science and the Dairy Barn Art Studio. 

  • Timeframe (est): Starting Monday, May 10th 2021

  • Category: Road Closure 

  • Overview: The general contractor, Tractus Projects, will begin construction on the Plant Science Window Replacement project starting May 10, 2021.  This project will involve the use of a boom lift for accessing the windows and will require periodic road closures on both the south bound lane of Service 3 St. S and the north half of the laneway between Plant Science and the Dairy Barn Art Studio see map.  When the road closures are in place fencing will be erected around the area of the work and signage will be placed on each end of the fencing identifying vehicles to yield to oncoming traffic.  For the duration of the construction there will also be an enclosed secured disposal bin place at the north end of the Plant Science building.  The bin will be placed up tight to the building so as not to disrupt the laneway access.  During this work access to all entrances to the building will be maintained. 
      

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Andrew Sinclair, 204-229-8809. 
     

Ellis, Soil Science, Butler Hut, Animal Science

  • Posted: June 16, 2021

  • Updated: July 6. 2021

  • Building(s):   Ellis, Soil Science, Butler Hut, Animal Science         

  • Location(s): Buildings 

  • Timeframe (est):   Immediately, until further notice
    Category: Natural Gas Shutdown  

  • Overview: Wednesday, June 16th, 2021, immediately until further notice – Natural Gas in the above buildings will be off to repair a gas leak. No natural gas will be available to these buildings until further notice.       

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Sukhjinder Singh, 204-474-9778. 

Isbister

  • Posted: July 29, 2021    

  • Location(s): Elevator

  • Timeframe (est): July 29th, 2021 – 10:30 AM until further notice

  • Category: Elevator Shutdown   

  • Overview: Due to problems from the power failure yesterday, Isbister elevator is shut down for repairs until further notice. 

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Physical Plant, Customer Service Desk, 204-474-6281.
     

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